If you like keeping up with the latest tech launches, then you might be aware of the fact that Microsoft released its new Microsoft Surface Laptop last week with an all-new light edition of Windows, namely the Windows 10 S. The new laptop is pretty beautiful with its sleek, compact look and all-aluminum case. But is its operating system any good? And, more importantly, how does it compare to Chrome OS? Keep reading to find out.
Not Light at All
It’s clear that Microsoft tried to compete with Google’s Chrome OS, a light operating system for budget-friendly laptops that has been dearly loved by many students across the globe. However, Windows 10 S is misleadingly marketed as a light operating system. In reality, it’s not light at all, especially when compared to Chrome OS!
Chrome OS had the advantage of fully functioning out of web browser. Windows 10 S is nothing like that. The new operating system is just a more lackluster version of the original Windows 10, so don’t expect any revolutionary features.
Another major disadvantage of Windows 10 S when compared to Chrome OS is that it’s not cloud-based. Chrome OS’ cloud-based structure allowed for easy data storage and helped you make sure you’re not losing anything. This is a great advantage for students or people working off of their computers, because it means all your work is safe.
This also meant that the majority of files you would need to run your computer were on the cloud, and they would be pulled from it directly so you didn’t have to take up too much storage space. Windows 10 S doesn’t have this feature, so it’s not exactly storage-friendly. All in all, Windows 10 S is a normal OS, not a light one, and shouldn’t be marketed as such.